Saturday, February 5, 2011

Illustration Friday- Reverse
























This is the Pacific Ocean from my series of images of Earth. Being from the Northern Hemisphere, whenever I see an iconic Earth image it's mostly North and Central America with the top of South America. But there are so many other views of our planet! I guess the real REVERSE side of the planet from North America would be the Indian Ocean or something like that. But here's an unusual view- the Pacific- look how big it is!!
All of my linocuts are carved in reverse of what I want the final printed image to be. Here's a photo of the block and print and another of me painting with my helpful assistant Zoe. I'm still painting these images for an artist book- it feels like a never-ending project at this point!















8 comments:

  1. Lovely! You're very good with linocuts. I was never able to get the hang of them.

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  2. How lovely to have a peek at you and at your faithful assistant too - both very beautiful :). I love this earth image too, with the wisps of cloud and, as you say, the unusual angle. Its somehow peaceful and dynamic at the same time.

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  3. It's beautiful and reminds me so much of the Pacific Northwest native people's art! It warms my creative soul.

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  4. Indeed. I love the cross-cultural feel to this piece, and the understated colors inherent to the technique make the portrayal of the concept so very effective. Truly a unique interpretation.

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  5. I love this. I have always been interested in Linocuts. I am so thrilled to come across your blog. Thank you for posting this in IF: Reverse

    I have added you to my Google reader feed :)

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  6. excellent work! What a great way to get terrific line work. SO is this a collaborative effort with your cat? I had a blog post in mind discussing the various adventures of being an artist with seven cats running around. I'll have to post that sometime soon! I'm following!

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